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Discretionary payments

Please note that the discretionary payment facility is currently unavailable. 

  • The position will be reviewed in June 2019.

In September 2018, we approved a new framework for discretionary payments to groups or organisations which make requests for funding to the Council, which fall outside the Council’s existing grant or other funding schemes.

Depending on the in-year financial position, we may set aside funds for discretionary payments up to an annual limit. Payment requests are normally considered by the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee in June and November.

Please note that the availability of funds for discretionary payments is dependent on our in year financial position, so there is no guarantee that funding for discretionary payments will be available.

For more information or to apply, 

Information on other Council’s grant schemes is available from